David “Dave” John Pretty – Wake Forest Obituary

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David “Dave” John Pretty

Nov 15, 1938 – Apr 11, 2016

David “Dave” John Pretty, 77, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, succumbed to lung cancer, surrounded by his family, on April 11, 2016, after a very courageous battle. His family and friends will forever miss him.

David, born in 1938 in Corner Brook, NL, Canada, was a graduate of Acadia University. He was an accomplished business leader, avid boater, golfer, and a loving Husband, Brother and Father.

A Memorial Service for David will be held at 2:00 pm. Friday afternoon in The Chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, NC.

He is survived by his partner Nancy Hicks of Wolfville, NS, Canada, his son David Pretty, Jr. and his wife Sylvie Daigle-Pretty of Raleigh, NC; his daughter Dawna Pretty of Vancouver BC, Canada; three grandchildren, Alex and Julie-Anne Pretty of Raleigh, NC; and Elvie Carroll of Vancouver, BC; two sisters, Elaine Squires and her husband Rick of New Minas, NS, Canada; Dr. Grace Pretty and her husband Paul Bramston of Queensland, Australia; his brother Dr. Bruce Pretty of Halifax, NS; and nieces, Susan, Alexan; nephews Stephen, Robbie, Jason; and the loving Hicks family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verdon and Linda (Greening) Pretty, infant sister Sylvia; and his wife Patricia (Glover) Pretty in 2004.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, The Duke Homecare & Hospice – Duke University Healthcare or the Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. P.O. Box 6879, Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469.

Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 until 2:00pm Friday afternoon, April 15th, at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 405 S Main St. Wake Forest, NC (919) 556-5811 on Friday April 15th. Those wishing to sign Dave’s Memory Wall may do so at www.brightfunerals.com.